Affectionately referred to as “the dungeon,” Design 6 (fourth year) and Design 8 (thesis) undergrads got a new studio space in the basement of one of our Manhattan campus buildings. I’m pretty pleased with this development, and here you can see two key images: the 70 some odd students who came from both the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses for our Design 6 (long span) review…along with 30+ jurors filtering in-and-out throughout the day (from 9 am until about 8 pm) and the advisory board.
The only complaint I registered with the dean was that we don’t have enough light, and she agreed. She said lighting solutions are being worked on (although, I also found that, with limited students working in the new space for these final few weeks, we are also short on electrical outlets in studio classes that are increasingly, if not wholly digital). I actually brought a light to illuminate some work throughout the day, and some spotlights were brought in as well to serve the same purpose. But hey, I can’t complain. The thesis students can, though. They were forced to move whatever belongings they had in the old studios to the new space for the final 2-3 weeks of their undergraduate academic careers. I dig it…more to come on my final presentation as I ready myself for China in 4 days…
The space (fisheye)